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Visiting Wits University

Wits University is a public institution that houses approximately 41 000 students and 6 000 staff members with at least 10 000 vehicles that pass through its gates each day. On campus, the University has a card swipe system to assist in controlling access. The University has a 24 hour CCTV coverage and security officers on patrol. Mobile vehicle patrols are onsite to ensure that there is safety and security of Wits’ staff, students and visitors within the University.

Plan Your Visit

Wits Access

The University uses a card swipe system to effectively control access onto campus. Visitors are issued with a visitors pass at pedestrian and vehicle gates.


Traffic control measures at Wits are designed to ensure the orderly admission of vehicles to campus, free flow of traffic and disciplined use of parking space. Visitors may enquire with Campus Security personnel at the entrance gates for available parking if parking has not been pre-arranged.


Participants in conferences and courses lasting for more than three days on campus require access cards. These cards can be "personalised" for the particular conference or course and be issued to the organisers before the delegates arrive on campus. 


Contractors that spend a lot of time on campus also need to apply for access and parking on the Campus. These users should be advised by the contract manager responsible for the services they provide.


The campus is a firearm free zone.

Campus maps

Wits is spread over 400 acres in Braamfontein and Parktown. Click here for Wits Campus maps.